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T.I. has taken a lot of hits with many in the Black community, mostly for unleashing Iggy Azalea to the public and calling her music, “hip hop.” And every once in a while, in order to defend her, T.I. has received many side-eyes from Black people and has indeed been dragged on social media.

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According to B. Scott, When T.I. took the stage this weekend at the Triumph Awards, he addressed police brutality in a spoken word performance.

“United we stand/Because we created a hashtag for Sandra Bland. Jumped off the front of the ship and dove into the Internet waves/Swimming with DMs, likes, comments/Not noticing how much it makes us slaves/Chained by man-made device small enough to fit into the palm of our hand/I guess that’s made it easy to swipe to the left and scroll to the next/And forget about Sandra Bland.”

But T.I. also appeared to not be necessarily here for the Black Lives Matter social media activism as the second verse of the performance included:

“If you think solely making them a trending topic is going to solve them/Then you are a part of the problem.”

Do you think T.I. has a performance about social media activism or is it necessary for the times we’re in and he and others just don’t get that it is a part of the movement?

Watch T.I.’s performance below and let us know what you think in the comments.


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